Obama: World must seize potential of today's Africa

Monday, 28 July 2014 13:12
President Obama told a group of young Africans today that they should strive to "update and create new traditions," particularly when it comes to the role of women in society. "If you look comparatively at countries around the world, what societies succeed, which ones don't, one of the single best measures of whether a country succeeds or not is how it treats its women," the president said. Using the analogy of a soccer game in…
Veterans funding deal to provide $17 billion to ease medical wait times
Monday, 28 July 2014 13:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in Congress on Monday said they had agreed on legislation providing about $17 billion in funding to ease long waiting times for VA medical centers. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent, and Representative Jeff Miller, a Republican, announced the deal at a news conference after negotiating during the weekend to resolve differences in bills they proposed last week. The VA has been rocked by a scandal over…
US economy in focus as Europe, Asia lack key data
Monday, 28 July 2014 12:25
(menafn – ecpulse) The global financial markets saw a light trade over the past week, after recent attempts for a rebound from the major selloff amid the lingering geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. But the will the calm extend to the days ahead Traders, get ready to rumble! This week, the US will steal the lights with a fresh round of top-tier economic fundamentals, including the Federal Reserves policy meeting and…
The Sarah Palin Channel launches online
Monday, 28 July 2014 12:12
For just $9.95 a month, or the generously discounted loyalty fee of $99.95 a year, Internet users can indulge in the same rabble-rousing rhetoric that Sarah Palin has long brought to Fox News - but without "the media's politically correct filter." The conservative firebrand on Sunday announced the launch of her own online channel on the TAPP network, featuring behind-the-scenes glimpses into "fun" at the Palin household and issue-based commentary that "Washington doesn't want you…
United States mining market: US mining companies continue to express an appetite for M&A activity
Monday, 28 July 2014 11:24
According to United States Mine Safety and Health Administration, there are over 14,000 operations that mine coal, metal ores and non-metallic minerals in the United States. The mining sector is a vital contributor to the US economy, generating around 2.11 million direct jobs, $232 billion of output (GDP) and $51 billion in federal, state and local taxes (all 2011 figures). The domestic mining industry has been relatively resilient throughout the recession and the protracted recovery,…
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Linda Ronstadt among artists to be honored at White House
Monday, 28 July 2014 11:11
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, singer Linda Ronstadt and public radio talk show host Diane Rehm are among those that President Obama on Monday will honor at the White House for their contributions to the arts and humanities. Katzenberg and Ronstadt are two of the 12 recipients of the 2013 National Medal of Arts, the highest award the government gives to artists and arts patrons. Rehm is one of 10 recipients of the 2013 National…
Israel denies striking Gaza hospital, park
Monday, 28 July 2014 10:32
View gallery Palestinians pray in the courtyard of a U.N. school in Gaza City, Monday, July 28, 2014. The school, … View gallery Palestinian Abir Shamaleh, left, sits next to the grave of her son Saher, a civilian according to th …
Religious Americans more likely to be Republican, poll shows
Monday, 28 July 2014 10:10
Regardless of age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic region, Americans who are more religious tend to identify more with the Republican Party than the Democratic Party, a new Gallup poll shows. Americans who are not religious tend to identify more with the Democratic Party. Nearly half of very religious Americans -- those who say religion is an important part of their lives and that they attend weekly religious services -- say they are Republican or…
Corruption trial for former Gov. Bob McDonnell begins
Monday, 28 July 2014 10:10
RICHMOND, Va. -- Jury selection was on the agenda Monday for opening day in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in Richmond. PlayVideoPolitics McDonnell, wife arrive for arraignment in corruption case Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, indicted on federal corruption charges, arrive at their arraignment in Richmond, Va. on Friday.
U.S. lawmakers expand probe of federal biolab mishaps
Monday, 28 July 2014 10:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Monday said they were expanding their investigation of federal biosecurity lapses including problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that led to the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu pathogens. Republicans from the House Energy and Commerce Committee said they sent a letter on Monday to the CDC director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, asking him to explain why the leading U.S. public health agency was unable to detect…

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